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Home : Patterns : Knifty Knitter Felted Bottle Cozy
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Knifty Knitter Felted Bottle Cozy

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Lion Brand« Lion« Wool
Pattern #: BK4K-0702001
Rating: ****3.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Small, Large
Small Cozy: 9 inches [23 cm] tall before felting; roughly 7 inches [18 cm] tall after felting
Large Cozy: 10.5 inches [27 cm] tall before felting; roughly 8 inches after felting.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids
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You're covered! Make this quick and convenient insulating holder with a sling handle in the small size as a carrier for your 20 oz [591 ml] water bottle; the larger size bag fits one-liter soda/water bottles or standard 750ml wine bottles and take your favorite beverage with you in style! Makes a great gift too!
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Knifty Knitter Felted Bottle Cozy

Lion Brand« Lion« Wool

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Stripe Pattern
Next 7 Rounds: Change to B, knit.
Next 3 Rounds:
Change to C, knit.
Next 3 rounds: Change to A, knit
Next 5 rounds: Change to D, knit.
Next 3 rounds: Change to C, knit
Next 7 rounds: Change to A, knit.

NOTES:

Use blue loom for small bottle cozy, red loom for large bottle cozy

BOTTLE COZY
Base:

With A, wrap 5 pegs.
Row 1: Reverse direction, wrap 6 pegs. Lift the bottom wrap over the top.
Row 2: Reverse direction, wrap 7 pegs. Lift the bottom wrap over the top.
Repeat, adding one stitch to the end until there are 13 (17) total.
Next Row: Lift end stitch off its peg and place on the adjacent peg, then lift the yarn over to decrease one stitch. Continue to end of row.
Repeat until there are just 5 stitches left. You will now have a flat piece that is roughly round. Position the round piece over the pegs of the knitter, inserting the pegs through the edge stitches and there is a stitch on each peg. This is the base of the cozy.

Sides:
Knit in stripe pattern until cozy is 9 (10.5) inches [23 (27) cm] tall
Bind off: Starting at the beginning of a round, wrap a single peg. Lift the bottom row of yarn over the wrapped stitch. *Lift the stitch and put it on the adjacent left peg. Lift the bottom row of yarn over the stitch just moved. Wrap the peg and lift the bottom row of yarn over the wrapped stitch. If you do not want to make the handle / hanging loop, continue until there is one stitch remaining, then cut yarn, leaving a long tail and pull through the remaining stitch and tighten to secure.

Handle
If you would like a handle or hanging loop for your cozy, bind off until 5 stitches remain. reverse direction, wrap and knit, continuing until strap is 9 inches in length. Bind off, leaving an end of approximately 8 inches. Using the large-eyed, blunt needle join the knitted strip to the cozy on the opposite side (for a handle) or at the point where it started (for a loop).

FELTING

Felting is a process whereby the wool is deliberately handled so that it is matted into a fabric. Wool fibers have scales and are also crimped. When these fibers are wetted and softened and then rubbed together they grab each other and are permanently bound together. This happens when you put a wool item in a washer and agitate it -- it comes out much smaller and also denser, because the fibers have bound together.

Finished cozy size depends on how much the piece is felted. Keep in mind that you can always felt more, but once felting is done, it is not reversible.

Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. At the end of the wash cycle measure the cozy by putting it on a sample bottle. If it fits, stop! Place it flat to shape and let dry. If it is larger than you want, you can felt it additionally, if you dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and lie flat to shape.

Steam if desired.

If the cozy is still too large, you can felt it additionally by washing again. Felting is often improved by adding about 1/2 cup baking soda to the wash water to increase the alkalinity.

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Knifty Knitter Felted Bottle Cozy Reviewed by Betsey on 2009-07-12 *****
As a beginner, I made this using a multi-colored yarn and it is SO easy! Felting was a little difficult, but it was my first try. I'd definitely make this again!


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